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Be active, not passive, with how you screen for type 2 diabetes

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Work to uncover a subpopulation at risk

Based on population surveys, a significant number of your patients have diabetes, including approximately 25% whose disease remains undiagnosed. Taking an active screening strategy will reduce the number of women in your practice whose type 2 DM has not been diagnosed.

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Population studies have revealed that diabetic women do not receive documented contraceptive counseling at the same rate that healthy women do.

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